CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
Online
Next intakeApril, 2024
Study modeOnline, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units15
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2024

Overview

Advance your knowledge and skill within the Community Services and Health industry to qualify you to support people affected by mental illness.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental health issues. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health and mental illness.

Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as:

  • community based non-government organisations;
  • home based outreach;
  • center-based programs;
  • respite care;
  • residential services;
  • rehabilitation programs;
  • clinical settings; and/or
  • supporting people in employment.

Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Study experience

Career Opportunities

Completion of this qualification may lead to work in implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health and mental illness. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as: community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; and/or supporting people in employment.

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over 12-18 months, however as it is competency-based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health services

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour

Recognised Prior Leaning

Duration:

RPL Only


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health services

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues

Standard Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
October, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.

This qualification requires an 80 hour placement within an appropriate work setting and will be undertaken toward the end of the course. Students who are currently working in a relevant role may be eligible to undertake placement with their existing employer, subject to approval from the relevant Head of Course and agreement from the employer. Otherwise, the CQUniversity Workforce Integrated Learning (WIL) team will endeavour to arrange the placement location within the student's community, however, in some circumstances the student may be required to relocate to complete their placement.

 

 

Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course. Students will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check relevant to their State or Territory and an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must ensure they can meet the requirements for these checks. Students may be required to undertake a pre-placement interview with host organisations and placement may be subject to the student meeting an organisation's requirements.

Requirements

Students are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless they have completed an equivalent or higher-level course.

Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course, and students will be required to obtain a Working With Children's Check relevant to their State of residence, an Australian Federal Police Check and a Student ID Card. Students must meet the requirements for all mandatory placement checks prior to placement. Students may also be required to undertake a pre-placement interview with the host organisation and placement may be subject to students meeting the requirements of the organisation. The Vocational Placement will entail 80 hours of work in an appropriate mental health setting and will be undertaken towards the end of the course. Students who are currently working within the Mental Health sector may be eligible to undertake placement hours with their existing employer, subject to approval from the relevant Head of Course and agreement by the employer.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$6,990
Fee for service per unit$466
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Fee-Free TAFE$0
Co-Contribution Fee$2,730
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$1,815
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$182
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$121
RPL Fee for service per Unit$233

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.